My goal is your success. With extensive years of helping people play with their dogs I have helped build bonds of mutual love and trust using games and having FUN!
I have completed an extensive Assistance (Service) Dog Certification program through Atlas Assistance Dogs in July 0f 2022 so that I could add more tools to my tool box both as an Assistance Dog Trainer and my overall training knowledge which I am able to apply to all aspects. I am also a Certified Professional Trainer through Absolute Dogs, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), FitPAWS Master Trainer, Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CDTI), Canine Conditioning Coach, and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
I believe you need to set your dog and yourself up for success by teaching FOR the situation, not IN the situation in order to get Real Life Results. Whenever you work with your dog using games instead of fear and intimidation you build a stronger bond with your canine companion. I teach group classes as well as in home private sessions for behavior and fitness.
Game Based Training
I feel dogs and their humans learn best when training is FUN! This is why all of my classes are centered around playing games. From Puppy, Adult, Rally Obedience, any more. If it isn’t fun for you it isn’t fun for your dog.
I am passionate about helping dogs keep their minds and bodies strong, whether your dog is a canine athlete, service dog, working dog, weekend warrior, couch potato, puppy, adult or senior they all deserve fitness to keep their bodies toned and working properly to prevent injuries. I feel that fitness and proper warm up and cool down in canine sports is the most neglected part of training.
Fitness exercise programs can help your dog live the best life from puppyhood through their senior years. Group classes and private sessions are available.
Service and Therapy Dog Training
With 4+ years and multiple hours of working with Service Dogs in Training and their Handlers I have the tools as a great Service and Therapy Dog Instructor. New Owner Trained Service Dog Classes Starting Late Spring of 2022!
Chester the Wonder Pup
A rescue from Boulder Humane Society, has been my biggest inspiration to become a full-time, gentle-method dog trainer. I graduated from Rocky Mountain Regional Dog Trainer Academy in December 2012.
Chester has titled in; CGC, CGCA, CGCU, Novice Rally Title and Trick Dog Titles all the way from Novice to Advanced!
Chester became my Service dog in 2014 by completing extensive training with Domino Service Dogs where I was one of their lead trainers for 4+ years.
Whether you want your dog to learn what you want instead of what you don’t want through game-based training, tricks, canine conditioning or you’re interested in having your dog become an AKC Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog or Service Dog I am confident I have the tools to help you have the dog you desire.
I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen Instructor and evaluator, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a Member of the Pet Professional Guild.
I continue to attend workshops and seminars to make sure I am always up to date on all of the new and innovative ways to have fun with dogs and their Humans ~ Always learning more!
“Who dares to teach must never cease to learn” John Cotton Dana
‘Why the Bee’
When I was coming up with a name I asked my friend Colleen if she could help me, she immediately replied, “Bee A Good Dog”. Colleen knew that “Bumblebee” was the nickname I had for my son Michael that was killed by a drunk driver at the age of 15. The name is not only a tribute to my passion, it is also a tribute to my son.